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goran
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« on: July 21, 2008, 08:39:06 AM »
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I now use a viewSonc P225f (21") CRT monitor.

I do digital photo from within Ps-CS3.
I use "ADOBE RGB set to Gamma 1,5" color-space in CS3.
Print from Illustrator-CS3 with profiles
with my new Epson R2880 printer.

My screen-image (with soft-proofing on)  match my prints very god.  

I calibrate my monitor with the "AIM Color Dither Monitor Calibration Chart"
( http://www.aim-dtp.net/aim/calibration/index.htm )
with the Adobe Gamma software (from Ps-7).

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Soner or later I have to bye a new monitor. And then I probably
have to bye a LCD.  

Now I really don't have to do much monitor calibation. The monitor
is quite good and at gamma 2,5. So "Adobe Gamma software" is more for
setting the right (gamma 2,5) profile to the system.

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But what will happen with a LCD monitor. How well calibrated is such a thing ?

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(I have a LCD-tv that also is a monitor and I have two computers under my desk.
Normally they are both connected to my ViewSonic monitor.

I connected one of them to the LCD and tried to get an as good as possible
screen-image. There is monotor-calibration software to the LCD monitor.

But the LCD-screen-image is very far from the print.

The strange thing is that the CRT match the print is so well and the LCD so bad.)


/Goran Sweden
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 08:57:49 PM »
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I recently upgraded my PC including getting a new LCD monitor (I previously had a cheap laptop ... incidently the screen "sort of" matched prints). The new LCD (Dell 3008) had garish colours, in particular the yellows & greens. This was way off for prints. The default monitor setting was contrast 50% / brightness 75%.

I purchased an eye-one and the results are now excellent ...... the monitor's settings are now contrast ~60% and brightness 2% .... yep 2%! Most LCD's have artificially high brightness to make them look appealing in the shops, but for colour critical work, they are way off.

Don't be scared by LCD's - they are very good these days and drift less from their settings than CRT's. Adobe Gamma doesn't work on LCD's though. The big screen sizes are fantastic when retouching photos - I have gotten used to the 30" screen size and wouldn't want to go smaller now!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 12:01:54 AM »
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I purchased an eye-one and the results are now excellent ...... the monitor's settings are now contrast ~60% and brightness 2% .... yep 2%! Most LCD's have artificially high brightness to make them look appealing in the shops, but for colour critical work, they are way off.

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And my LCD-tv was best at 0% brightness.

Question:
So you need some sort of calibration hardware ?  

/Goran Sweden
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 02:16:23 AM »
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And my LCD-tv was best at 0% brightness.

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So you need some sort of calibration hardware ?  

/Goran Sweden
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Look into NEC MultiSync LCD 2690WUXi with Nec SpectraView 2 software.It is 650 mm measured dia. from upper right corner to lower left corner.It is a great monitor and get an Eye one display 2 colorometer.Get it from X-Rite or Gretag.
Or but the spectraview 2 as a package from NEC,but it will calibrate with a Datacolor or one other colorometer I can't recall the name of right now. I think the Eye one display 2 is the best for less than $250.00 USD.The spectraview2 is I think around 99 dollars USD.You don't have to buy colormeter from NEC.The monitor is less than 1200 dollars USD.I love mine. It is kinda big and it is VERY bright.I would reccomend getting or making a hood for it though. At least get a NEC monitor capable of using the spectraview2 software though.
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